Blue-headed Wood-dove (Turtur brehmeri) - HBW 4, p. 150
French: Tourtelette demoiselle
Spanish: Palomita Cabeciazul
Other common names: Maiden/Blue-headed Dove
Taxonomy: Chalcopelia Brehmeri Hartlaub, 1865, Gabon.
Rather different plumage from congeners, and formerly at times placed in monospecific genus Calopelia. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- infelix J. L. Peters, 1937 - coastal Guinea and Sierra Leone E to coastal Cameroon, extending inland along rivers as much as 130 km.
- brehmeri (Hartlaub, 1865) - S Cameroon E through N Congo to Rift Valley in E Zaire, and S to extreme NW Angola.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
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A back view of an adult
Locality Kakum National Park, Central Region, Ghana (ssp infelix )
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Locality Galicia, Spain
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